Hillbilly Haiku, the annual Americana Music Festival held at our Brew Pub at 350 W. 11th St. in Bloomington, seeks out the best grassroots music the Midwest has to offer and pairs it with our very own Indiana grassroots beer! This year’s festival will be Friday August 29th from 5-10pm, and all proceeds will benefit the Sycamore Land Trust, a land conservation organization whose mission is to preserve and restore the beautiful natural heritage of Southern Indiana. Tickets for the festival will be $15 until August 18th and $18 thereafter. See hillbillyhaiku.eventbrite.com to get yours!
The Kopecky Family Band will be showcasing their thoughtful songwriting supported by a diverse background of sound, ranging from clanging tambourines and guitars, to booming percussion, intelligent string arrangements, and triumphant horns. Next up will be this year’s headliner Murder by Death, a five-piece national touring band known for blending rock, Americana noir, and post-punk styles, using an electric cello to create a gothic sound. The band originally formed in Bloomington in 2000 and has since become a household name in the Midwest. Listen to Murder by Death’s unique collection of original music on the band’s YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/1qZOVws.